Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Delicious Cake Recipe

Good Morning! How is everyone doing today? I'm still sewing on the surgical caps; just love all the different fabrics I'm pulling from my stash. Hope all the nurses do, too.
Do you like to bake? I don't bake as much as I used to, but this is a favorite of my family. I got the recipe from my MIL. Enjoy!

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups oil
1 (8oz) can crushed pineapple, drained
2 cups mashed bananas
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix dry ingredients; set aside. Mix eggs, pineapple, nuts, bananas and oil; add vanilla. Make hole in center of flour; put in cream mixture. Stir lightly; do not beat. Bake in tube or Bundt pan at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cover with powdered sugar glaze..

Sunday, May 15, 2011

My Mug Rug Swap

Yesterday was a "grandma" day; I had four of my grandkids at my house off and on. My 3rd DGS is spending the weekend here. Then my DD's youngest two stayed while she had errands to do. The boys were pretty good; the 2 year old just took a little attention. I did manage to work on my surgical caps, even with them here. It helped that DD cooked our dinner, lol. Oh, the older one did come for dinner.
As some of you know, I'm in eBay groups. I love the friendships I have made there. Also love the swaps we do. The latest in one of the groups is a mug rug. I'm posting a photo of mine. One side is a solid piece of handpainted fabric; the other is strips. Didn't Nancy do a great job? She is selling her handdyed/handpainted fabrics on her blog: hugginshaven, http://hugginshaven.blogspot.com/

Friday, May 13, 2011

My Newest Project!

It's a pretty day today and will be a pretty weekend. That's good as we had lots of rain yesterday. Hope the rest of the country is being safe from the storms and floods lately.
This last month or so, I had been working on market bags, lunch bags, and totebags. Then I received a request to make surgical caps. I had never done any, but I was game! I came up with 2 different styles; several different sizes. (I don't believe one size fits all is for everyone!) My buyer came by yesterday and bought the nine I had ready with her fabrics. She took eight others (made with my fabrics) to her hospital today; I'm hoping for a sell-out, lol. I will be listing them online; if anyone is interested, just e-mail me. I can customize them for you!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

New Market Bags

Good Morning! DD, Janice, is having another Open House. This time there will be 4 vendors set up at the Avon Office in Port Neches. Staci will be selling Scensy; Amanada sells Avon; Janice has Tupperware; and my raggy/traditional items will be set up. Because I'm babysitting for Janice, I won't be there. My sweet DIL, Laurie, will be there for me.
This week I've been busy dreaming up market bags to sell. The good thing is if they don't sell, I get to use them! This is only three of them; they measure about 14" x 14" x 8".Oh, I've also used vintage fabrics.